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Poster: Single Malt Date: Apr 4, 2009 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A 'Post Touch-Head' Revolution?

Cliff,
The young rule in this consumer world. I am not young but that's where all the marketing $$$ goes. I think your fears are warranted.

Maybe there's a thread of hope. I can remember my parents really digging this Elvis box set when it came out in like '78 just after he died. I was like "Who would buy that?". Elvis is OLD (and dead) and NOT COOL! I was 16. So maybe there is a chance for a '68 old fart box set to come out.

Meanwhile I can't seem to play anything right now except for 73-07-27 Soundcheck. Ever since this soundcheck "concert" came up in discussion recently, I haven't been able to play anything else. I hope there's a cure. My wife is getting pissed.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 5, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A 'Post Touch-Head' Revolution?

Did you notice the pirate radio station that was broadcasting at Watkins Glen?
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A pirate radio station out of Hartford, Connecticut operated for at least 12 hours from the site of the concert. Broadcasting as CFR AM and CFR FM, they pulled a camper with a fully equipped radio studio into the concert's press area five days before the gates opened and were accepted by the other media as a Canadian radio station setting up to do a remote broadcast of the concert.

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150,000 tickets were sold for $10 each, but for all the other people it was a free concert. The crowd was so huge that a large part of the audience was not able to see the stage; however, twelve huge sound amplifiers, installed courtesy of legendary promoter Bill Graham, allowed the audience to at least hear.

The Grateful Dead's legendary soundcheck turned into a two set marathon, featuring their familiar tunes such as "Sugaree", "Tennessee Jed" and "Wharf Rat". They also performed a unique jam that was eventually included on their retrospective CD box set.

Many historians claimed that the Watkins Glen event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. In essence, that meant that on July 28, one out of every 350 people living in America at the time was listening to the sounds of rock at the New York state racetrack. Considering that most of those who attended the event hailed from the Northeast, and that the average age of those present was approximately seventeen to twenty-four, close to one out of every three young people from Boston to New York was at the festival.

How about a 47-CD Watkins Glen release, with films and interviews, at a reasonable price? I had a great time there.

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Poster: patourkid Date: Apr 6, 2009 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A 'Post Touch-Head' Revolution?

Hey man ,a friend of mine at another site gathered everything that he could find from Watkins Glen ( A fairly exhaustive undertaking) and compiled it into a grand package. I believe he has everything that circulates from the show, Holler at me if your interested and I can point you in the right direction I am sure he would accommodate.

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Poster: Single Malt Date: Apr 6, 2009 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A 'Post Touch-Head' Revolution?

I'd buy it. Meanwhile, thanks again dead head monte for the amazing visual images you bring to the forum.